Last week the SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Roadshow visited Northern and Southern California. There is a lot packed into Solman 7.2, and it's here whether you're ready or not. SAP will end maintenance support of Solman 7.1 in December 2017, so we expect a flurry of installations and/or upgrades in the next 6 months. Depending on your usage scenarios, neither the upgrade nor the clean installation and configuration are trivial. The main changes to Technical Monitoring is the UI which is now based on SAPUI5, no more standalone mobile apps and a cleaner GUI without dependency on Adobe Flash.
If you've attended or planning to attend the ASUG SAP Solution Manager Roadshow, you can learn about SAP Solution Manager 7.2 capabilities and roadmap. However, if you want to see for yourself what Solman 7.2 can do or can't do, as well as gauge the level of effort for your Solman 7.2 project, you would probably install and connect to your environment. Alternatively, there is a SAP Cloud Appliance Library version for demo purposes.